Hawaiian twist to Peak District beer festival

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Honolulu and the Peak District may be many thousands of miles apart, but this weekend the power of beer will make them feel a little bit closer.

Honolulu and the Peak District may be many thousands of miles apart, but this weekend the power of beer will make them feel a little bit closer.

Monsal Head Hotel near Bakewell is hosting its third beer festival this weekend, and it has been given a new twist for the occasion.

Wellies and winter will be left behind for a Hawaiian themed party in the Stables pub.

Manager Keith Robson, who took over the hotel with wife Hannah about 18 months ago, said: “The bar will be dressed up with six foot sharks, four-foot palm trees and individual sandpits on each table for guests to make their own sandcastles.

“All staff will be in their Hawaiian gear and flip flops will be available for ladies on the Sunday.

“There will be bobbing for beer on the hour every hour, a charity auction and raffle on along with lots of other jolly festivities.”

The hotel’s first beer festival, called 20 Ales Around the Dales, featured the final keg of a special ale called 2014.

This time there will be 16 micro brewery ales on offer, including Stancil, Wincle, Howard Town, Pennine and Welbeck Abbey to showcase the region’s brewing expertise.

Another local angle is that money raised from the event will go to the Edale Mountain Rescue Team.

Keith said the team hoped to collect more than £1,000 in total for the charity.

‘Summer in Winter’ runs from noon this Saturday February 7 and Sunday February 8, with live music at 2.30pm and 5pm.